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Sister Lakes

Date / Location

Saturday, July 15,  2017
* 8:00am

Lions Club (parking, finish, check-in)
66991 95th Ave
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Click here for directions


Olympic Distance: Triathlon - 1000m swim, 25 mi bike, 6.35mi. run 
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 13mi bike, 5k run

Olympic Aquabike- 1000m swim, 25 mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 13 mi bike

The Scene

This event is all about community!  A community that brought an idea to us to develop, and now we are very happy to be the official event management team for all the residents in the Sister Lakes community, with proceeds going to their community development programs.  

A series of 7 lakes in a 25 mile radius make up this course, which means on race morning, it seems like every person within that radius is out to cheer on the athletes.  Everyone in the area does something to help with the event and at the end of the day you, the athlete, benefit from their participation. 

The swim start and exit is from a land owner’s vacant lot; the transition area is across the street on another land owner’s vacant lot. The bike course rolls through and around the Sister Lakes community. The run course circles and rolls through a few of the lakes the bike course misses, passing dozens of houses with cheering residents before you head into the Lions Club park for your finish and a great grilled lunch hosted by the Lions Club Grillmasters!

Don’t forget the incredible community donated raffle with tons of great prizes.  


-Custom event shirt
-Latex swim cap
-Professional chip timing with results available online
-Awards to top three in each age group
-A great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher  

Also a great post race snack table.



Please CLICK HERE for awards mail form.

There are no awards for the Super Sprint Distance.

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event, excluded from their age group
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups 
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories (Clydesdale =  Male 220lbs or more)
Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Triathlons 39 and under and 40+ categories 
(Athena = Females 160lbs or more)

Masters are awarded to the 1st place Male and 1st Place Female who is 40+ within the Olympic/Long Course and Half distance Triathlons and excluded from age group

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you.  Please see the link above and under the forms page. 

You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.


Parking is at the Lions Club where checkin-in and the finish line are located. 

There will NOT be parking at the lake, where the start and the transition area are located.


Sister Lakes committee
Lions Club park
Driftwood store and restaurant

South Shore Racquet Club
Cardinal Fitness
Lions Club
Wightman and Assiciates
Starks family funeral home
Judd lumber
Lakeland health care
Crowe horwath
Crooked lakes
Round lake associations
Meyers super value
Cressy Everett
Kahne & Taylor Law offices
Fifth Third bank
Chemical bank
The wood fire
Baymont Inn
Kelly Smith managing team

Support Crews
Volunteers from Sister Lakes communities

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